Fourth of July in Port Orford is what everyone imagines a small town celebration should be. This spectacular celebration of our Independence Day is packed with a HUGE schedule of events. This year events take place July 4th-July 7th. The fun-filled list of events includes the parade down Highway 101, the fireworks show at Battle Rock, Keg Ring Toss, Bocce on the Beach, Horse Games, Sand Sculpture Contest on the Beach, Dinghy Boat Races, Jerry Can Races, Animal Show, Keg Toss, Quilt Show, Beach Golf, Book Sale, Live Music, Farmers Market, Photography Show, City Wide Yard Sales, Junk Art Show, Art Walk, the Rotary Pancake Breakfast, and many more exciting things to see, do and participate in. Come to Port Orford on July 4th to help us celebrate our 60th Port Orford Jubilee! You don't want to miss it!
ALL DAY: CRAFT AND FOOD VENDORS WILL BE AT BATTLE ROCK PARK.
7AM-9AM SAND SCULPTURE CONTEST
Dock Beach on Dock Road. No entry fee. Prizes awarded. Judging at 9am. Sponsored by Rogue Credit Union.
7AM-10AM ROTARY PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Legion Hall. Pancakes, ham, scrambled eggs, juice or coffee. Adults $7; Age 6-13 $6; 5 & Under FREE. Proceeds support local scholarships.
9AM-11AM PICKLE BALL DEMO AND LESSONS
Buffington Park. Join our local Pickleball Group for this fast paced paddle sport.
8:30AM-3PM PARADE OF BOOKS
Used Book Sale at the Port Orford Library.
9AM-3PM FLOWER SHOW AND PLANT SALE
Port Orford Library. Free admission. Sponsored by the Sunset Garden Club.
9AM-10AM SIDEWALK CHALK ART
Pickup your chalk at the ‘Neath The Wind Realty at 9:00am-10:00am Judging will begin at 3:00pm with awards for the winners at 4:00pm.
9AM-12PM PORT ORFORD FARMERS MARKET
Port Orford Co-op. Fresh local meats, local produce, baked goods, jams, farm fresh eggs, fresh flowers, vegetable starts, handmade arts and crafts.
10AM-3:30PM PORT ORFORD HERITAGE SOCIETY
Tours of: Coast Guard Museum. Cape Blanco Light House. Historic Hughes House.
10AM-4PM QUILT SHOW
Port Orford Community Building. Free admission. Corner of 11th and Washington Street. Hosted by the Port Orford Quilt Club.
10AM-3PM PHOTO SHOW
Port Orford Library. Free admission. View photography by our local photographers.
11AM PORT ORFORD JUBILEE PARADE
Starts at 19th & Idaho. Ends at Jackson Street and Highway 101. The 2018 Grand Marshal is Warren Jewel.
12PM-2PM TACO LUNCH
Port Orford Senior Center. Two taco’s, chicken or beef, rice and beans. Tea, coffee or water. Dessert. All for $5.
12PM-2PM JUNK ART SHOW
Port Orford Senior Center. Upcycle or repurpose items into art. $100 prize for most popular entry. Call Wendy for info: 541.425.0155
12PM-2PM PHOTO EXHIBIT BY LANCE NIX
Port Orford Senior Center. ‘A Different View of the Vietnam War. Pictures taken by Lance Nix in Vietnam in the year’s 1968 and 1969.
1PM-7PM HORSE GAMES
Buffington Park Horse Arena. Games are: Barrels, Poles, Key Race, Speed Barrels, Bi-Wrangle, Arena Race and Figure. Team event: Canadian Flags.
1PM DINGY RACES
Battle Rock Beach. Two-person teams will row out to a marker and back. Two laps per person, four laps per team.
1PM-3PM MUSIC IN THE SCULPTURE GARDEN: SOULPIE
Live music outdoors at the Hawthorne Gallery adjacent to Battle Rock Park.
2PM JERRY CAN RACE
Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum. Two-person relay teams compete on 50-yard course. Men, 42-pound cans and women, 22-pound cans. 16 years and older only. Honor Coasties who served at the rescue station from 1934-1970.
2PM PET SHOW
Battle Rock Park. No entry fee. Prizes awarded. Animals of all shapes and sizes welcome. Sponsored by Beaver Rickel
2PM-6PM ART WALK WITH MUSIC
Visit the unique & beautiful galleries in Port Orford.
3PM 2ND ANNUAL DRIFTWOOD FUN RUN
Family fun. Participants choose to run/walk a 1 or 2 mile course where you will be covered in colored power. Buffington Park. Hosted by the Driftwood Booster Club.
3PM PITCHS KEG TOSS
Located in Pitchs East parking lot. Toss an empty keg the farthest and win a prize. Entry fee $10.
3PM BOCCE BALL
Dock Beach on Dock Road. Entry fee. Prizes will be awarded. Call Mike for info: 912.663.3251
4PM TJ’S KEG RING TOSS
TJ’s Pub and Grill. $5.00 entry fee. Prizes will be awarded. Toss various size hula hoops over kegs.
5PM-6PM FAMILY HOUR AT BATTLE ROCK
Battle Rock Park. One hour of fun and games for families. Free admission. No prizes. Just fun!
DUSK-PORT ORFORD JUBILEE FIREWORKS DISPLAY
Battle Rock Beach. The Grand Finale to our Celebration! Under the direction of the Port Orford Volunteer Fire Department.
SATURDAY, JULY 7th:
8AM – THE 22ND J.R. ALLISON MEMORIAL SALT WATER OPEN.
One club of your choice. One tennis ball. One Rule: no visible cheating. Tee off is at Hubbard Creek at 8am. Finish line is at Battle Rock. Proceeds benefit the JR Allison Memorial Scholarship Fund. Donation to play: $10
9AM-12PM PORT ORFORD FARMERS MARKET
Port Orford Co-op. Fresh local meats, local produce, baked goods, jams, farm fresh eggs, fresh flowers, vegetable starts, handmade arts and crafts, and more!
9AM-1PM TOWN WIDE YARD SALE
Treasure Hunt! Search local yard sales for treasures throughout Port Orford at our Town Wide Yard Sale! Watch for signs posted along Highway 101.
For more information please call Linda: 541.290.8169
1PM HORSE SHOE PITCHING CONTEST
Buffington Park. Singles and Doubles Event. Throw to win a turkey! Come enjoy the outdoors and bring your chair. Entry fee: $5.00